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AstraZeneca & PTC Announce Drug Discovery Collaboration

AstraZeneca & PTC Announce Drug Discovery Collaboration

4 Jul 2011

Under the terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca will make an undisclosed up-front cash payment for the initiation of the first target in the collaboration plus committed research funding to PTC.

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Argenta and Pulmagen Sign Agreement for Respiratory Projects

Argenta and Pulmagen Sign Agreement for Respiratory Projects

1 Jul 2011

The purpose of the discovery programs is to identify new compounds with anti-inflammatory potential to be developed for respiratory conditions characterized by a high unmet medical need such as COPD and cystic fibrosis.

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Majority of American Voters Believe the Federal Should Support Biotechnology Industry

Majority of American Voters Believe the Federal Should Support Biotechnology Industry

1 Jul 2011

A survey finds that American voters embrace a continued federal commitment to biotechnology priorities such as research dedicated to finding alternative sources of energy, life-saving medicines and cures.

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India & Canada to Jointly Launch Biotech R&D Projects

India & Canada to Jointly Launch Biotech R&D Projects

1 Jul 2011

The Ontario-India programme has now called for proposals for collaborative projects with a view to develop innovative products and products, especially in the life science and medical devices sectors.

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AMRI & Proteros Ink Pact for Analysis Services

AMRI & Proteros Ink Pact for Analysis Services

30 Jun 2011

Proteros will provide protein crystallization and X-ray structural analysis services that complement AMRI’s existing drug discovery capabilities.

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Pennsylvania Bio Enters into Collaboration with Italian Biotechnology Association

Pennsylvania Bio Enters into Collaboration with Italian Biotechnology Association

30 Jun 2011

This collaborative effort provides an opportunity for present and future partnerships between the United States and Italy, and will unite their respective Life Sciences communities and tremendous bases of scientific talent.

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Dubai to Cut Prices of Vital Medicines

Dubai to Cut Prices of Vital Medicines

29 Jun 2011

Drugs becoming cheaper as of 1 July include Pfizer's Liptor and Xanax medications, used to treat high cholesterol and anxiety disorders respectively, and Merck's Januvia, which is used to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Jubilant and Janssen Form Drug Discovery Alliance

Jubilant and Janssen Form Drug Discovery Alliance

29 Jun 2011

Janssen will transfer ongoing efforts on selected drug discovery targets to Jubilant. Jubilant will carry out research services and deliver preclinical candidates to Janssen.

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Digna & Flamel to Develop Multiple Candidates

Digna & Flamel to Develop Multiple Candidates

28 Jun 2011

Under terms of the deal Flamel will primarily be responsible for formulation and process development, with Digna shouldering preclinical and clinical development activities.

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Evotec Receives Milestone Payment for Ion Channel Project

Evotec Receives Milestone Payment for Ion Channel Project

28 Jun 2011

This project was initiated in October 2009 and the two firms will continue this research collaboration until April 2012.

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Evotec and Roche Ink Biomarker Oncology Pact

Evotec and Roche Ink Biomarker Oncology Pact

27 Jun 2011

Under the initial three-year term, Evotec and Roche will conduct multiple biomarker programs for therapeutic antibodies or small molecule inhibitors.

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BioMarin To Acquire Pfizer Bulk Biologics Plant

BioMarin To Acquire Pfizer Bulk Biologics Plant

27 Jun 2011

BioMarin will acquire a bulk biologics manufacturing plant from Pfizer for $48.5 million. The deal is expected to close around September.

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